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Our brains have a predictable growth in physical size and mental capacity throughout our youth and an expected decline in both as we age. What we have discovered from testing humans with cognitive challenges is that our brain is actually capable of... [read more]
I returned to Austin in April for my third attendance at PaleoF(x), the largest and most complex gathering of Paleo physicians, enthusiasts, athletes, chefs, and those just curious about the possibilities. Many sessions were informative and... [read more]
Perhaps one shouldn’t be eating pork at all? The Bible, and some biblically based nutritionists, believe that the meat from pigs is unavoidably contaminated by their willingness to eat almost anything. If a pig has eaten something rotten, maybe... [read more]
Several times a day, I find myself discussing chemistry and currency with my patients. The chemistry part is to describe what comprises a methyl group: a carbon atom with three atoms of hydrogen attached to it. And though I know nothing really... [read more]
Letting you in on a secret, here’s one of my pet peeves: men or pre-menopausal women writing about hormones. Typically they omit the subject of post-menopausal hormones, OR if they do cover them, their conclusion is to use as little as possible for... [read more]
IMeRG Emerging Last weekend, February 28, 2015, I gave a quick five-minute presentation to the first meeting of our local IMeRG group. I want to tell you about the event and the group. First, IMeRG is the brainchild of one of our local physicians,... [read more]
In January I was fortunate to spend three days in Scottsdale, Arizona, with a small group of physicians. We had traveled from the US, Canada, and Norway to participate in the third annual educational meeting of Physicians and Ancestral Health (PAH... [read more]
The first time I suggested to Stan that he might improve his obesity, diabetes, and irritable bowel by eliminating grains from his diet, he thought it over seriously. He took the suggestion home to his wife, somewhat of a gourmet chef, who... [read more]
“I want to know how many of these capsules YOU take!” protested a patient recently, when she brought in a supplement list that I could not reasonably shorten for her. (I like to do a supplement review with patients – we commonly identify... [read more]
Keeping up with research includes not only reading the research, but reading the response to the research. I particularly enjoy thoughtful responses to our shifting store of medical and health knowledge. And sometimes I get a kick out of particular... [read more]